December 3, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Healthcare organization leaders are expressing some initial skepticism about the merger of athenahealth with Virence Health Technologies, as a result of Veritas Capital and Elliott Management’s recent acquisition of athenahealth.
November 29, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Healthcare providers continue to focus on technology to spearhead revenue cycle improvements, but remain challenged with optimizing electronic health record (EHR) functionality, according to new research
November 28, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
A little more than a month after the Department of Justice (DOJ) approved a $69 billion merger between mega-pharmacy retailer CVS Health and health insurer Aetna, the acquisition has officially been completed.
November 9, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
For U.S. healthcare leaders, trusted data is more important than ever, as their organizations migrate from the fee-for-service model to value-based care. However, a recent survey of CIOs found that less than half of healthcare organizations show very strong...
November 7, 2018 | Dan O’Connor and Joncé Smith, Industry Voices, Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc.
Healthcare facilities struggle with knowing if they are using their EHRs to the full potential. There are ways to alleviate the confusion and optimize your EHR for combined clinical decision making and operational effectiveness.
October 26, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Physician payment models are becoming more complex and the pace of change is increasing, creating challenges for physician practices that might hamper their ability to improve the quality and efficiency of care despite their willingness to change, according to a...
October 2, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
In a recent interview with Healthcare Informatics, Jeffrey Le Benger, M.D., outlined the progress and evolution of his organization and how it’s continuing to plunge ahead into the world of risk and value-based care.
A cross-industry survey on blockchain of some 1,000 business leaders, conducted by Deloitte, found that most global executives see great value in blockchain’s potential to reinvent processes across the business value chain,.
The National Association of ACOs called CMS’ proposals to redo the MSSP “misguided,” noting that the changes, if finalized, “will upend the ACO movement by creating havoc with a significant overhaul introducing many untested and troubling policies.”
August 9, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal and Heather Landi
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a new direction for ACOs (accountable care organizations) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), with the goal to push these organizations into two-sided risk models.